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2010 New York Yankees season

 

2010 New York Yankees season

The 2010 New York Yankees season was the 110th season for the New York Yankees franchise (counting its two years as the Baltimore Orioles; then moving to Manhattan as the Highlanders.) The Yankees were attempting to defend its status as American League and World Series champions, but lost in the ALCS to the Texas Rangers. The Yankees opened and closed the regular season against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.[1][2] This marked the first time since 1950 this happened.[3] The Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers renewed their rivalry as the Bronx Bombers traveled west to face former Yankee icons Joe Torre and Don Mattingly, both of them current and future Dodgers managers.

The Yankees' regular season record for 2010 was 95 wins, 67 losses, 2nd place in the AL East behind Tampa and good for the AL Wild Card.[4]

Offseason acquisitions

Midseason acquisitions

Roster

2010 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Tampa Bay Rays 96 66 .593 49–32 47–34
New York Yankees 95 67 .586 1 52–29 43–38
Boston Red Sox 89 73 .549 7 46–35 43–38
Toronto Blue Jays 85 77 .525 11 45–33 40–44
Baltimore Orioles 66 96 .407 30 37–44 29–52


Record vs. opponents

Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 9–9 4–3 3–3 5–5 2–4 6–0 3–5 5–13 3–7 3–6 7–11 6–4 3–15 7–11
Boston 9–9 1–6 4–4 3–3 4–3 9–1 3–2 9–9 4–5 7–3 7–11 4–6 12–6 13–5
Chicago 3–4 6–1 9–9 8–10 10–8 7–2 5–13 2–4 4–5 9–1 3–4 4–5 3–5 15–3
Cleveland 3–3 4–4 9–9 9–9 10–8 5–4 6–12 2–6 3–6 3–4 2–7 2–4 6–4 5–13
Detroit 5–5 3–3 10–8 9–9 10–8 6–4 9–9 4–4 3–3 3–5 1–6 3–6 4–4 11–7
Kansas City 4–2 3-4 9–10 8–10 8–10 3-7 5–13 3–5 3–6 5–4 4–4 2–7 3–3 8–10
Los Angeles 0–6 1–9 2–7 4–5 4–6 7–3 2–5 4–4 11–8 15–4 4–5 9–10 6–3 11–7
Minnesota 5–3 2–3 13–5 12–6 9–9 13–5 5–2 2–4 6–3 6-4 3–5 7–3 3–6 8–10
New York 13–5 9–9 4–2 6-2 4–4 5–3 4–4 4–2 9–1 6–4 8–10 4–4 8–10 11–7
Oakland 7–3 5–4 5–4 6–3 3–3 6–3 8–11 3–6 1–9 13–6 4–5 9–10 3–4 8–10
Seattle 6–3 3–7 1–9 4–3 5–3 4–5 4–15 4–6 4–6 6–13 2–7 7–12 2–3 9–9
Tampa Bay 11–7 11–7 4–3 7–2 6–1 4–4 5–4 5–3 10–8 5–4 7–2 4–2 10–8 7–11
Texas 4–6 6–4 5–4 4–2 6–3 7–2 10-9 3-7 4-4 10-9 12–7 2–4 3–7 14–4
Toronto 15–3 6–12 5–3 4–6 4–4 3–3 3–6 6–3 10–8 4–3 3–2 8–10 7–3 7–11
  • Source: MLB Standings Grid


Season highlights

April

With the series win in Oakland clinched, the club matched the 1926 Yankees' all-time franchise record by winning each of the first five series of the season. Only one other club in team history started with as many as four series wins in a row, the 1922 Yankees. Both of those teams made it to the World Series, although they lost. During this time, the Yankees tied an April record of 12 straight error-less games, from April 7 to 22. On April 22 against the Oakland Athletics the Yankees turned a triple play for the first time since June 3, 1968.

May

On May 8, Mark Teixeira hit 3 home runs against the Red Sox, becoming only the second Yankee player in history since Lou Gehrig to accomplish the feat.[17]

June

On June 11, Andy Pettitte won his 200th game as a Yankee, becoming the third player to achieve the feat. The other two players are Yankee pitching legends Red Ruffing (231) and Whitey Ford (236). During the last 2 games against the Astros, Jorge Posada hit grand slams in back-to-back games becoming the third Yankee player to do so. The other two players are Baseball Hall of Fame members and Yankee legends Babe Ruth and Bill Dickey.[18]

July

Brett Gardner became the first player in MLB history to hit a grand slam and an inside the park home run during back-to-back games on July 3–4.

The Yankees suffered three great losses during the month of July, two of which happened during the All-Star weekend. First, on July 11, longtime Yankee Stadium public address announcer Bob Sheppard died at age 99. Then just two days later on July 13, longtime owner George Steinbrenner died at age 80.[19] Steinbrenner was the longest tenured owner in Yankees history and among active ownership. On July 21, former Yankee manager and executive Ralph Houk died.

On July 18, the Yankees were 58-33, their best 91-game record since the 1998 season, when they were 68-23, en route to a then American League record 114 wins, and a World Series victory over the Padres in 4 games.

Against the Royals on July 22, Derek Jeter hit only the second inside the park home run of his career, in a 10–4 Yankee win – his first came in his rookie year. The next day, Jorge Posada drove in his 1,000th career RBI against the Royals, becoming only the 12th Yankee to join the 1,000 RBI club and became one of three Yankees catchers to reach that mark, along with Yogi Berra (1,430) and Bill Dickey (1,209). Posada also became just the 5th catcher in MLB history with 1,000 RBI, 350 doubles and 250 home runs. The other four are Carlton Fisk, Iván Rodríguez, Johnny Bench and Gary Carter.[20]

On July 25, Robinson Canó recorded his 1,000th career hit, becoming the third-quickest homegrown Yankees player – behind Derek Jeter and Don Mattingly – to reach that plateau.[21]

August

On August 4, Alex Rodriguez hit his 600th career home run against the Toronto Blue Jays, becoming the youngest player in history to do so.[22]

On August 8, Derek Jeter passed Babe Ruth on the all-time hits list when he knocked in a second-inning single collecting his 2,874th hit. He is the first Yankee to hold the Major League lead in hits among active players since Johnny Mize in 1952, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.[23] During the same game against the Red Sox, Alex Rodriguez recorded his 300th career stolen base, making Rodriguez the 10th player in baseball history with at least 1,500 runs scored, 2,500 hits, 200 home runs and 300 stolen bases. Rodriguez joined a select group in that category -- Jeter, Damon, Bonds, Biggio, Alomar, Rickey Henderson, Molitor, Joe Morgan and Mays—but only A-Rod, Mays and Bonds have hit as many as 600 homers to go along with the 300 steals.

Against the Kansas City Royals on August 14, Rodriguez hit 3 home runs in a game for the 4th time in his career.[24]

On August 22, Sabathia recorded his 16th consecutive start of at least six innings allowing three earned runs or less, breaking a tie with Ron Guidry (from his Cy Young Award winning 1978 season for the longest streak in franchise history).[25]

September

On September 18, CC Sabathia notched his 20th win for the first time in his career.[26] He also became the first pitcher in 2010 to reach 20 wins.

On September 24, A-Rod notched career home runs #609 and #610, putting him in sole possession of 6th place on the all-time home run list. The blasts put him one home run ahead of MLB great Sammy Sosa. Also on this date, Mark Teixeira and A-Rod, who have been teammates for 3 years (2003 with Rangers, and 2009-10 with Yankees), hit two home runs in a game each for the first time.

On September 28, the Yankees clinched a playoff berth for the 15th time in the last 16 seasons.

Postseason

Division Series

The Yankees faced the Twins in the ALDS, and swept them in 3 games. This was the fourth time both teams have met in the postseason, with the Yankees winning all four matchups: a 3-1 Yankees win in 2003, a 3-1 Yankees win in 2004, and a Yankees sweep in 2009. However, this was the first time the Twins held home-field advantage, as the Yankees qualified for the Wild Card, while the Twins won the American League Central.

Game 1, October 6

8:30 p.m. (EDT) at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 6 9 0
Minnesota 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 8 0
WP: CC Sabathia (1–0)   LP: Jesse Crain (0–1)   Sv: Mariano Rivera (1)
Home runs:
NYY: Mark Teixeira (1)
MIN: Michael Cuddyer (1)

Game 2, October 7

6:00 p.m. (EDT) at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 5 12 0
Minnesota 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 6 0
WP: Andy Pettitte (1–0)   LP: Carl Pavano (0–1)   Sv: Mariano Rivera (2)
Home runs:
NYY: Lance Berkman (1)
MIN: Orlando Hudson (1)

Game 3, October 9

8:30 p.m. (EDT) at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 1
New York 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 0 X 6 12 0
WP: Phil Hughes (1–0)   LP: Brian Duensing (0–1)
Home runs:
MIN: None
NYY: Marcus Thames (1), Nick Swisher (1)

American League Championship Series

The Yankees faced the Texas Rangers in the 2010 ALCS, which began Friday, October 15. The Rangers won the series in six games, eliminating the Yankees and preventing them from defending their title.

Game 1

Friday, October 15, 2010 — 8:00 p.m. (EDT) at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington, Texas

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 6 10 1
Texas 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 6 1
WP: Dustin Moseley (1–0)   LP: Darren O'Day (0–1)   Sv: Mariano Rivera (1)
Home runs:
NYY: Robinson Canó (1)
TEX: Josh Hamilton (1)

Game 2

Saturday, October 16, 2010 — 4:00 p.m. (EDT) at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington, Texas

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 7 0
Texas 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 X 7 12 0
WP: Colby Lewis (1–0)   LP: Phil Hughes (0–1)
Home runs:
NYY: Robinson Canó (2)
TEX: David Murphy (1)

Game 3

Monday, October 18, 2010 — 8:00 p.m. (EDT) at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 R H E
Texas 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 8 11 0
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
WP: Cliff Lee (1–0)   LP: Andy Pettitte (0–1)
Home runs:
TEX: Josh Hamilton (2)
NYY: None

Game 4

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 — 8:00 p.m. (EDT) at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Texas 0 0 2 0 0 3 2 0 3 10 13 0
New York 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 0
WP: Derek Holland (1–0)   LP: A. J. Burnett (0–1)   Sv: Darren Oliver (1)
Home runs:
TEX: Bengie Molina (1), Josh Hamilton 2 (4), Nelson Cruz (1)
NYY: Robinson Canó (3)

Game 5

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 — 4:07 p.m. (EDT) at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Texas 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 13 1
New York 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 1 X 7 9 0
WP: CC Sabathia (1–0)   LP: C. J. Wilson (0–1)
Home runs:
TEX: Matt Treanor (1)
NYY: Nick Swisher (1), Robinson Canó (4), Curtis Granderson (1)

Game 6

Friday, October 22, 2010 — 8:07 p.m. (EDT) at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington, Texas

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
Texas 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 X 6 7 0
WP: Colby Lewis (2-0)   LP: Phil Hughes (0-2)
Home runs:
NYY: none
TEX: Nelson Cruz (2)

Statistics

Game log

Legend
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2010 Game Log

Postseason Game log

Legend
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2010 Postseason Game Log


Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees International League Dave Miley
AA Trenton Thunder Eastern League Tony Franklin
A Tampa Yankees Florida State League Torre Tyson
A Charleston RiverDogs South Atlantic League Greg Colbrunn
Short-Season A Staten Island Yankees New York–Penn League Josh Paul and Jody Reed
Rookie GCL Yankees Gulf Coast League Tom Slater
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Tampa

References

External links

  • 2010 New York Yankees season Official Site
  • 2010 New York Yankees season at ESPN
  • 2010 New York Yankees season at Baseball Reference
Preceded by
Boston Red Sox
2009
AL Wild Card
2010
Succeeded by
Tampa Bay Rays
2011
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